Prince George, BC— The Prince George Airport (YXS) has set a new record in annual passenger growth. In 2013, 426,709 passengers used YXS, an increase of 2% from 2012. The previous record was 418,589 passengers set last year, a difference of over 8,000 people.
President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority, John Gibson says “we can see that our growth is indicative with the continual growth in our economy. We can also attribute the increase in traffic to added seats in the marketplace by all three carriers.”
Manager of Marketing and Communications, Lindsay Cotter says “heavy travel months out of YXS included April, July, September and December. Each of those months saw increases between 4% and 8% over the same period last year.”
Previous passenger numbers:
2013 – 426,709
2012 – 418, 589
2011 – 402,438
2010 – 390,340
2009 – 376,030
2008 – 417,484
Since the airport was transferred from the Federal Government in 2003, passenger numbers increased by 25.7%. We look forward to continued growth in 2014 at the Prince George Airport.